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2008 Tundra 3rd Brake light above bed

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Natebret9, Oct 30, 2023.

  1. Oct 30, 2023 at 12:45 PM
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    Natebret9

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    Question for all fellow Tundra owners! I was considering replacing the 3rd brake light housing for an aftermarket LED one from Amazon. My biggest concern is removing the original and compromising the seals. Should I avoid doing this to prevent leaks? Has anyone else done this with any issues? Let me know, thanks!
     
  2. Oct 30, 2023 at 12:59 PM
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    I put this in my 07 and I have 0 complaints so far after having put it in a little over 5 months ago. Really nice and high quality LEDs and haven't had any leaks so far. I will say that replacing the old one is a major PITA but its definitely worth it. I ended up tearing out the old seal completely with a plastic scraper and some rubbing alcohol and just used the "squishy like" foam seal that came with the new one pre-applied. Unfortunately I don't have any real good pictures of it installed but I will say the pictures on Amazon don't really do it justice for how good they actually look in person. It also comes with a little switch were you can have it either stay solid once you press the brake or have it flash a few times first if you're into that kind of thing. Here's the link...

    https://www.amazon.com/Led-Third-Brake-Tundra-Lamp/dp/B09DGG5VT3?crid=2VLSV0P872QEN&keywords=toyota+tundra+3rd+brake+light&qid=1698695442&sprefix=toyota+tundra+3rd+brake+lig%2Caps%2C125&sr=8-3

    P.S. I got the smoked version because of my black truck but I believe they have other options available if you don't want it blacked out.
     
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    Jim LE 1301

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    You could just put some quality led bulbs in.. ...like Vleds.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2023 at 6:01 PM
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    This would be the easiest but I installed new taillights and now that housing shows its age compared to new..
     
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    Perfect thanks for the reply! I’ve seen the process for it and definitely doesn’t look easy. So just making sure it’s worth it. I just installed new taillights so I think this will make it look so much cleaner
     
  7. Oct 30, 2023 at 6:05 PM
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    For whatever 3rd tail light you decide to chose, the best advice I can give you is to prep it the right way. Make sure you get a good seal all the way around it or you'll have a leak into the cab :)

    What aftermarket tail lights did you go with?
     
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    I just scavenged my phone and this is the only picture I have with the cargo light on with the new 3rd brake light if it gives you any idea on what it looks like.

    IMG_5142.png
     
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    I found some that look almost like the ones on the new 3rd Gen Tundras. I took a gamble because they seemed new so there weren’t a whole lot of reviews or pictures of them actually on the truck, but it definitely paid off. It’s all LEDs in the housing and look amazing. Wish I had a picture to post, they really make the truck look newer. They do make a smoked version as well, here’s the link the ones I bought.

    https://a.co/d/7fmar9s
     

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